Last week a surprising tweet from Studio Ghibli won our hearts when an account claiming to belong to the younger sister of Tatsuki Fujimoto tweeted that they really enjoyed watching Earwig and the Witch, Ghibli quote-retweeted it with the message: “Thank you, Koharu-chan, and please give our regards to your older brother as well. Chainsaw Man was very good.”
Playing along with Ghibli’s shoutout to Chainsaw Man, Koharu quote re-tweeted with a message: “From today I am Ghibli’s dog. Looking forward to it.”
Several fans replied with confusion as to why Koharu used the term “dog”, but it is nothing out of context, rather the user was implying the famous Makima and Denji relationship in Chainsaw Man terms.
The “Koharu Nagayama” account regularly posts Fujimoto’s artwork and is believed to be Fujimoto himself under an alias.
Earwig and the Witch, Gorou Miyazaki’s anime of Diana Wynne Jones’ novel of the same name and Studio Ghibli’s first CG feature, opened in theaters in Japan on Friday. The anime premiered on Japanese television through NHK General on December 30. Gorou Miyazaki has also received compliments for his feature film from his father, Hayao Miyazaki.
The Chainsaw Man manga is getting a television anime adaptation at studio MAPPA.